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ABC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
after the wheaton station shut down during the monday rush hour or off in the evening. kollar issues with the elevators and escalators of a problem -- power issues. >> it was a metro operator who gave the spurs and the message. -- gave him the message. >> they told us the escalator was electrified. , so they were told to get back on the train and and they got on the shuttle bus at the fort glenn station and then whent back to wheaton. there was confusion, a lot of unanswered questions. >> no one ever told me why i was on the shuttle or what wheaton was closed. >> the station reopened shortly after 9:00 with one elevator and escalator still a lot of service. >>> some bus drivers and prince george's county are on strike, leaving thousands stranded. the strike began yesterday. the main issues is driver safety violation, how they are handled. the company hopes to have a lot of replacement drivers on the roads today. >>> still to come, the final season, oprah's yearlong celebration kicks off in a. >>> a murder mystery stretching from the commonwealth to south florida. >>> not a bad day to
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
. -- you tube live? >> serious issues caused th e wheaton metro stop to shut down yesterday. >> making progress on a mideast peace deal. we will >>> in our top stories on this tuesday, it is primary day in maryland and the district. the mayor's race in d.c. between adrian fenty and vincent gray will come to an end. voters will also choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide who runs for governor and other state and local offices. >>> outdoor burning is to blame for two major of fires in colorado. one fire burned through 900 acres and two offices. another fire near boulder destroyed 166 houses and 10 square miles. >>> secretary clinton has arrived in egypt for the second round of middle east peace talks. she told reporters she believes the time is right for israel and the palestinians to make a permanent peace. >>> this morning metro officials are trying to determine what caused the brushhollow mill down on the deadline. it started with exand electricity problem that shut down wheaton station, but the situation turned dangerous. >> this was a very serious si
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
to the children. the commander-in-chief has a new book. >> good morning. i am courtney robinson live in wheaton. a communications meltdown on metro has left if customer is in danger. what that means for your morning commute, coming up. >> oil >>> it is primary day in maryland and the district. in d.c. the voters will cast their ballots in the mayor's race if between adrian fenty and vincent gray. they will choose candidates for several city offices. maryland voters will decide governor and other state, county, and other local offices. >>> the obama administration hopes a federal judge in florida will toss out a lawsuit by that state and 19 others over the new health-care reform laws. they say provisions requiring people to have held insurance or face tax penalties are unconstitutional. >>> d.c. says -- bp says crews of baghdad where drilling a relief well to permanently sealed blown-out oilwell in the gulf. most of the oil that gushed from oil well has been appearing in the sediment at the bottom of the sea floor. >>> to officials of trying to determine what is to blame for the charlottetown on
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
of the evening rush the wheaton station forced to shut down for a few hour tonight. not the first time it's happened in recent months. fox 5's roby chavez back with the story. >> it all started saturday when the elevator went out and 16 passengers were stuck inside. today it was the escalators. passengers complained about constant problems at the station with escalators and elevators out, an impossible climb they say and today everything was out. >> we had to go through the trains. >> reporter: a major commuter nightmares a the wheaton metro station closed several hours. the gates were shut and riders detoured because there is no way down into the tunnel. wheaton passengers are fed up. >> half the time they can't get all three escalators working and the elevator working at the same time. so when i found out the station was closed, i was not the least bit surprised. >> reporter: riders were bussed around the wheaton station on shuttles. the problem? metro says all of its escalators and elevators are out of service at the station. >> the shuttle bus is going take forever. i need to get on t
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
driveway in june. >> mechanical problems at the weekend metro station. also, -- of the wheaton metro station. also, the elevators are not working. we will bring you more as we get information. serrah showered, her fiance and and another male friend had been imprisoned in iran for your now after entering illegally in 2008 while hiking on the border of iraq. they are accused of being spies. her family hopes to get her back to the u.s. for treatment of a severe medical condition. new details on the disaster in the gulf tonight. the researchers found new patches of oil at the bottom of the sea. some of them are 2 inches thick and scientists are testing to see if it is new oil or from the bp spill three months ago. >> coming up, travel troubles if you're a frequent flier. the new report. you will not like it. >> and why some may not be happy with what the imam behind the controversial and newark mosque is saying. >> -- new york mosque is saying. >> right now, it is a late weather -- late summer weather pattern. >> you are watching abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> tonight, the imam
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
it was a wheaton metro stop and it was a problem with the elevators and escalators. not everyone got the message and that led to a potentially dangerous situation. nvñ one passenger, it was the train operator who did not get the message. >> they all start getting on the escalator and then they start shouting at them telling them to get back on the train. >> they were told to get back on the train because they're on an escalator that had power running through it. >> that is what happens on the metro. the cracks but writers are getting fed up. -- >> but metro riders are getting fed up. tonight, the escalator's broke, too, shutting down the entire station just in time for the evening rush hour. there were a lot of unanswered questions. >> no one ever told me why we had to shuttlecock. >> or why we can was closed either. -- or why wheaton was closed either. >> a metra spokesman said she did not know how people ended up on an electrified escalator. there will be an update tomorrow. metra says it is in the process of replacing the problematic escalators. >> new at 11:00, both of the candidates for d.
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
their focus was james lee's last known address. investigators spent hours today combing this wheaton home from attic to basement and their search turned up even more explosives. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. >> also investigators believe lee had a vehicle, but so far they have not found it. meantime new information and insight are painting a picture of lee's personality. fox 5's bob barnard has more on that. >> you're recently evacuate the. please stay here for an announce -- evacuated. please stay here for an announcement. >> reporter: one day after the madness and his death we're learning that james lee was an angry loner with a long standing hatred for the discovery channel who was not afraid to kill his hostages. >> i'm sure it was terrifying for those three men that were there because they were listening to what he was saying and he made it very clear he was willing to kill himself and take them with him. >> reporter: home for lee was this house on kimberly street in whea
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 4:25am EDT
james lee's home in wheaton. that is on top of another four explosive devices he brought with him to discovery's headquarters in silver spring on wednesday. police say he was carrying starter pistols, not handguns, as they first thought. >>> it is a big day ahead on fox 5 morning news and a big day in the race to d.c. mayor. the two leading candidates will square off in another debate right here in our studio. it gets you were way here at 9:00 on fox 5. -- it gets under way here at 9:00 on fox 0. >>> our big story again is hurricane earl which is battering north carolina's outer banks. this is video shot just a few minutes ago from nags head, north carolina and earl is making its way our way. good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. thank you for joining us for fox 5 morning news. it is friday, the 3rd of september and tucker is in. i know it has been a busy few days. earl is losing strength but it is a really large storm. >> huge storm. just a glancing blow to the washington area. we'll be dealing with cloud cover and some breezes. as you get closer to the beaches, they will get in on t
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
were actually starter pistols. also today investigators searched a resident in wheaton and found more devices. let's listen to montgomery county fire chief richie bowers to hear what they found. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated remotely from the residence and from any other areas of any life-safety issues here in the county. >> reporter: montgomery county police chief tom manger also said there were indications that this suspect planned to stay a while. not only did they find the two weapons, they found two black ski masks, bullets as well as batteries. a very interesting foot note to this, the bomb squad and this collaborate unit of police, fire and ems had trained for an incident just like this within the last 60 days. reporting live from silver spring, andrea mccarran, 9 news now. >> andrea, thank you. >>> james lee's body was removed this morning and police detonated four more devices at a wheaton house where the gunman apparently lived. lindsey mastis joins us live f
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
yesterday. the red line will open at 5:00 a.m. between takoma and wheaton. the volume is light on the roads but more company than this hour yesterday. the truck scale lanes are open. no trouble spots around the beltway. clean slate this morning. >> ashley, thank you. >>> with the return to work and school for almost everyone in our area now, that means more road congestion on this so-called terrible tuesday. there's our vdot camera, traffic moving along just fine, won't be the case in a few hours though. here's john schriffen with more on what we can expect. >> reporter: as the sun sets on the mall and labor day festivities, it marks the unofficial end to summer. >> it was too short, it flew by that matter of a week. >> reporter: government employees head back to work and kids will be boarding school buses. >> i expect it will be a little crazy, the traffic seems like it's been really bad this summer. it's been a pretty crazy summer. >>> aaa mid-atlantic says there are 3 million workers and half drive to work by themselves. if you do get on the road tuesday, there are areas to avoid. >> mos
FOX
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm EDT
, sue. >> a bit of breaking news on the red line. the wheaton station is shut down and passengers are not being allowed to get on or off. the train's in that station because the escalators and elevators are out of service and that shuttle bus service is requested. again, the wheaton station, the passengers can get on and off. causing a bit of a message. >>> and the redskins, the talk of the town. dave feldman is live now. >> reporter: all right, could have gone either way but went the right way. y that perfect in the division and they beat the dreaded cowboys. what mike shanahan said went write rite and what went wrong. next. - ( music playing ) - we know technology can make you more connected. but now it can make you more connected to your doctor through e-mail. test results from home. check records. change appointments. now doctors, nurses, techs, pharmacists are all digitally connected to each other. and ultimately connected to you. at kaiser permanente we believe that if knowledge is power shared knowledge
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in wheaton. they said they found four more devices which they removed from the house and safely detonated. little by little, we're learning more and more about how this hostage incident played out. this is what the lobby of the discovery building looked like today after that police takedown of a suspect in the hostage situation. it all came down yesterday around lunch time. 1:00 p.m. police descend on the discovery channel headquarters in silver spring. an armed man takes three people hostage. chief tom manger said he had a feeling it was not going to end well. >> he had a wide range of emotions. he was up, he was down, he would come down a little sometime. we weren't making progress. >> reporter: the suspect, james jay lee, threatened to kill the hostages, threatened to kill himself. lee's weapons. two guns. they turned out to be starter pistols. they make noise but they don't shoot bullets. attached to his body, two small propane tanks, and two pipe bombs. >> the explosive devices that he had could have done significant damage to that lobby area and certainly would have been lethal. cer
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
caused this crash. >>> montgomery county police searched wheaton home of the suspected discovery channel gunman and found four more explosives in addition to the four claims gee allegedly brought to the scoffy building on wednesday. investigators say he had an arsenal with him including two starter pistols, two propane tanks attached to pipes loaded with shotgun shells, two pipe bombs with fireworks and explosives inside. and he was holding a switch with a wire attached to it. now, back to the other morning's big story we are also talking about hurricane earl bearing down on north carolina's outer banks at this very hour. >> it is still on track to impact our area's beaches right at the beginning of the long labor day weekend. we'll get the latest on the storm's path whether fox 5 morning news returns. -- when fox 5 morning news returns.  when the stage is set. and the cast has been gathered. when the curtain rises. and the spotlight is yours. having a strong signal at your back... is like having invisible power everywhere. because in that moment... you're not ther
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am EDT
spent all day searching the last known address of suspect james lee. it was a house in wheaton. they went over that place from top to bottom, the attic to the basement turning over everything they could. what they turned up inside were more explosives. it's the kind of incident police train for and ironically, montgomery county just had an exercise with a very similar scenario. >> four additional devices of which we can tie the individual to right now were obtained from the residence and subsequently successfully detonated. the investigators continue to look for a vehicle that was owned and/or operated by the individual. >> so, we were concerned about him having radio control switch to an explosive. we watched him take a pin out of the switch then put it back in a couple of times. >> as decisions as one can possible -- tens as one can -- tense as one can possibly imagine. you train for the worse, you hope it never occurs. >> reporter: so, of course, that training exercise that montgomery county fire and rescue just had was excellent timing on their part. all three hostages and
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
leaning up a wreck there. right side of the road is blocked. westbound out towards wheaton, the lanes are open. 95 starting to slow briefly as you cross over the occoquan. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >>> we are following a developing story out of california this morning where a massive fire just south of san francisco is being blamed on a possible gas line explosion. a utility company says the high pressure gas line blew just after 6:00 p.m. yesterday. witnesses say they heard a large then saw flames everywhere. one death already attributed to this fire. it has burned more than 50 homes and damaged more than 100 others. at this point, the fire has spread over 10 acres and is still just 50% contained. >>> tomorrow marks nine years since the attacks of september 11th and today, department of homeland security secretary janet napolitano is going to be at ground zero. toe being vice president joe biden travels to new york. president obama will be here for ceremonies at the pentagon and first lady michelle obama will travel to the site of the crash of flight 93 near shank
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
, but no deaths or injuries. earl is over the open ocean now and it can wheaton still. it threatens to sideswipe the eastern seaboard. evacuations are underway for n.c.'s order banks in north carolina and south carolina they are bracing. the hurricane could reach 200 miles off of virginia beach, enough to produce minor flooding, have the wind, and a possible storm surge. forecasters don't believe it will make direct landfall. it is supposed to approach early friday. by saturday it should reach new england, where it is more likely to have a direct impact on places like cape cod. courtney robinson reporting. >> you can track girl any time tbd.com.ng onto wjla.co president obama announced an end to the u.s. involvement in iraq or anti pay tribute to the u.s. men and women fighters and said it's time to turn the page. >> the president's bill, does president bush used in 2003 to declare war on iraq and the incidents over -- and then president obama has now said it is over. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> it was not mission accomplished, but the suggestion of a promise fulfilled.
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
more explosive devices at his home in a wheaton. it has been revealed that he was carrying two guns into the discovery building, but it turns out they were harmless starter pistols. a far greater danger was posed by for explosive devices. at least one of those was potentially deadly. today, police and federal agents served this week in holland where he rented a room. there, they made a frightening discovery. >> there were four devices, four of those were safely rendered and detonated safely. >> investigators are looking to confirm that he was acting alone. they are looking for any car that leak may have been using. -- lee may have been using. the discovery network is trying to get back to normal. >> we are so relieved that this ended peacefully export all of our employees. no one was hurt. the hundred or so children from our day care center where all protected -- protected and home safe. >> we have also learned more details from the chief of police about the final seconds of this standoff inside the discovery lobby. we have learned that a swat team members had worked its way to the
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
the labor day weekend. tacoma, wheaton, glenmont, silver string will all close. they will be doing work recommended by the safety board. a report is expected to show that the economy lost 100,000 jobs last month. the unemployment job is expected to increase from 9.5% to 9.9%. >> thanks. this morning east other big story, the hostage standoff in silver springs. we're learning more about what happened outside the discovery communication building as that scene unfolded on wednesday. we are also learning more about the man at the center. john gonzalez has that story. >> we got a man inside with a vest strapped on him. >> what you are hearing is the radio conversation swat team members had during the dramatic four-hour standoff in downtown silver spring. >> we have learned tonight gunman james lee had not one, but two guns in the lobby of the discovery channel building. the starter pistols were not a serious threat but the explosive devices he was carrying could have been deadly. >> we were really, really frightened but i thank god because you know, as it turns out, the situation was handled
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
was wheaton. all of these will be back up and running on tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. >> no labor day break for some virginia dmv employees. the agency will be open on monday on the holiday. they are trying to catch up on the backlog of cars licenses but on hold because of a computer -- driver's licenses put on hold because of a computer glitch gov. bob mcdonnell has ordered an independent review of the situation. law enforcement officers in six states are working together this weekend to catch drunk drivers. the effort began yesterday. maryland and virginia state police are among the agencies already in place. we want to return to our top story this friday. hurricane earl is weakening, but the effect is still being felt up and down the east coast. we go back to our meteorologist adam caskey in ocean city, maryland. good to see you again. >> we are on the south end, and this is one location famous for bigger waves. there is a big one coming in. big curlers come around. nobody allowed in the water right now. we could see waves slightly bigger than what we have right now. the worst of the sto
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 6:30pm EDT
will reopen for tuesday. takoma, silver spring, we did, glenmont, -- wheaton, glenmont, and another. >>> tonight, a lot of people will be flocking to capitol hill for a concert. this afternoon, it was a dress rehearsal for that national symphony orchestra. it gets underway at 8:00 p.m., and we cannot ask for a better concert forecast. the question now is, what is the weekend looking like? meteorologist steve rudin is here. >> lots of sunshine for about another hour or so before the sun sets, and there is a beautiful evening ahead. currently 78 in fairfax, 79 in leesburg, 75 in gaithersburg. clear skies across the area. looking and a few clouds around the delmarva peninsula. from the belfort furniture weather center, we was seemingly clear skies, a beautiful night ahead, 70, and eventually into the 60's, and we will talk about a warm-up for the upcoming work week. are you ready for temperatures near the 90-degree mark? >> thanks a lot, steve. coming up on abc7 news at 6:30, one week after the combat mission. >>> plus craigslist. is it really dropping its adult services feature or sim
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, glenmont, and wheaton. this means the stations should reopen in time for tuesday morning rush-hour. >>> and department of motor vehicles workers will be at work bright and early tomorrow. a computer glitch prevented dmv from processing licenses for one week, and that created a huge backlog. they will open between 8:00 and noon, and they include alexandria, fair oaks, and leesburg. >>> a wonderful sunday night. meteorologist steve rudin is live in the weather center. >> a beautiful day tomorrow for labor day. here in the belfort furniture weather center, we have been watching the temperatures, and we have court down quite a bit since this afternoon. it is 64 in leesburg and martinsburg. look at that, 64 at this time in bowie. are you ready for the heat? breezy conditions on tuesday and wednesday. we are talking highs once again approaching the 90-degree mark. we will have the forecast in just a few minutes. >> thanks a lot, steve. >>> coming up on abc7 news at 11:00, a pizza delivery man murdered. and craigslist, the popular site has appeared to have dropped one of its most pop
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
as improvements are made. the five stations are tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glen monte. the stations should reopen in time for tomorrow's morning rush, and labor day is no tron rest for some virginia dmv workers. they will be at work so people can renew or receive their drivers license. the computer glitch prevented the d.m.v. from processing for a week. 14 offices will open between 8:00-noon today. >> d.c. police are hunting the gunman who opened fire on 53rd street in d.c. two girls and man were hurt in that drive-by shooting. and we have an update on the two-alarm fire that broke out. fire officials now say the home was destroyed and the four people that lived there will need to find somewhere else to stay and the heat also damaged a neighbor's property but no one was hurt. >> and a construction worker is in the hospital after a trench collapsed. at regionnal heights. construction workers were doing foundation work when a large pile of work collapsed on a man. it took two hours to free him. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >> 63 degrees. >> still a
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
problems. courtney robinson has the latest. >> red line writers were dropped off at the closed wheaton metro station. it's in serious, but metro says it did not seem serious. >> we got on the escalator to go up because we did not know it was closed. >> one of the writers told us he and other passengers were told to get off of the escalators because power was running through them and it was dangerous. >> they said one was electrified. >> metro representatives denied that they had power running through them. the biggest issue is why they were dropped off here, a station they had closed. the agency closed the system because escalators and elevators broke down, which meant locking the gates and passengers inside. >> this is part of the story that happens all the time. you just get used to it. >> at this point, they're not sure why the train operator did not know it was closed. passengers were able to get another shuttle. they are confused by the admitted communication now down. >>> lawmakers are back from vacation and entering a partisan showdown over taxes. >> now, they want to drive anot
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
. altria escalators at the wheaton station stopped working monday evening. metro closed the station. but then a train stopped there and passengers got off. metro is trying to determine why that happened. >> fairfax county police are stymied in their search for the killer of a 19-year-old woman found murdered in her car. vanessa pham was found stabbed to death in her overturned toyota in late june just off route 50 interfax. three months later, police have no suspects, motives. >>> a new twist in the federal corruption case against indicted maryland state senator u.s. is correct. a judge has approved a deal for the supermarket chain at the heart of the investigation to pay $2.5 million in fines. the parent company of shoppers food and pharmacy must also operate with authorities in order to receive immunity from prosecution. >>> the three people held hostage inside the discovery communications building earlier this month will tell their stories to oprah winfrey. the two discovered employees and a security guard but your thursday on "the oprah winfrey show". police shot and killed a gu
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
apart a hurricane, causing it to wheaton. we should see a slow decay of the storm, but still a major hurricane at this time, a category 3 with a maximum sustained wind of 125 miles an hour, gusting up to 155. it is 941 millibars in pressure. this is the water vapor imagery from the satellite. this shows midland upper level mr. in hemisphere. the green. that is a lot of moisture around the center of circulation. there's very dry air in there that is beginning to get wrapped upper, the orange area. it is moving into areas of very dry air. also, stronger upper level winds, which will cut apart and retain somewhat. it still remains a major hurricane as it goes north and buses along the eastern u.s. coast. it will be from the carolinas up to the delmarva peninsula where we are watching it. a little on the eastern shore of maryland, delaware, and virginia. some wind gusts at 40 or 50 miles an hour here and there with a few rain squalls moving on shore. locally, as of now it should not have much of the impact. if there's a shift in the track, the impact could change for us. sunny and hot th
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
crash. five stations will be closed this weekend. tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont. they will be closed until 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. there will be a shuttle service running. if you want to use that shuttle service it is advised to add 40 minutes to your travel time. alternatives would be western portions of the red line, the montgomery county ride-on bus that connections the eastern and western portions of the red line. they will be replacing 500 feet of track and adding a safety light. one of the largest republican ovations. -- renovations. it is tonight until 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. abc 7 news. ok, ben, thanks for that update and the heads up. facebook has a new tool to protect your privacy and more competition for the ipad. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> in today's tech bites, the latest computer has made its debut. the samsung galaxy is available in italy. it has a cellular connection. it is expected to come to the u.s. after samsung works out deals with carriers. facebook has a new security feature to let users see who is logging
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
. takoma thomas silver spring, forest glen, wheaton, glenmont, closed until 5:00 tuesday morning. at 40 minutes to your travel times if you decide to go that option. avoid the eastern portion of the redline this weekend altogether, if possible. you could take the western portions of that line or the buses or the montgomery . they are replacing 500 feet of track. they are repairing a to 4,800 feet of lines. they are improving cell phone service by improving the ta cables. one of the largest renovations in a long time on the red line, happening this weekend. >> thank you. >>> a burger king buyout, back- to-school sales, and a weak jobs report. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> we begin with the monthly unemployment report coming out this morning. economists predict the rate will go up slightly, however, the number of americans filing for first-time jobless claims fell last week. retail sales and were up in august. major chain stores said sales rose 3.3%. back-to-school shoppers gave retailers the biggest boost. for americans were either looking for the biggest bargains or they are
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
metrobus 9 stations that or closed on the weekend are open again. glenmont, wheaton, silver spring, takoma, and forest glen road closed for station upgrades. they are reopening now. >>> r a our top story on this tuesday, summer vacation is officially over for hundreds of thousands in northern virginia. >> arlington, fairfax, loudoun county, school districts of back in session this morning. classrooms are coping with the effects of big budget cuts. >> pamela brown is live in vienna with more. >> schools across northern virginia will be welcoming more students than ever this year. because of that, a lot of schools across several counties will be stretched to the maximum enrollment the golden do increase. 3200 more students in fairfax county compared with last year. officials believe some of the moment increase is connected to the influx of young hispanic families with higher birthrates in arlingts. the alexandria city school system is expecting a 3.2% increase. the jump in a moment comes at a time when budgets are tight. spending per student will be cut by $300 in fairfax county because fund
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the problems started when the escalators and the elevator here at the wheaton metro station suddenly broke yesterday and metro had to shut them down. this is cellphone video shot inside the metro elevator. they were trapped in there for several minutes and tell metro personnel got them out. by 5:45 p.m. yesterday kamal three elevators and escalators had broken down and metro decided to close the station. been around 7:00, according to one passenger, the train suddenly stopped at the whaeton station. they got about halfway up the escalator. but people started screaming at us and told us to -- >> people started screaming at us and told us to get back on the train. >> officials do not believe the passengers were at in any danger, but it is investigating why the train operator stopped at the wheaton station. it is something we will have to follow up on with our personnel. >> metro also says it apologizes for any inconvenience and confusion last night. but they also go on to say that they had no knowledge that any engineer or metro employee ever told a passenger they were in danger while they w
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
chief tom manger said more were found in a house in wheaton where lee rented a room. >> they would be lethal, certainly to him, it would be pure speculation, but clearly the hostages close enough, they would have been in harm's way. >> reporter: neighbors say lee was quiet and kept to himself. they had no idea he had extreme social and political views and long-running conflict with discovery over programming. there's been discussion about whether discovery should greatly restrict access to the lobby area. it was designed as a public space and they would like to see it stay that way. jackie bensen, news 4. >>> we are monitoring a developing situation in south florida this morning ahead of a busy travel weekend. a bomb squad investigating a suspicious package at miami airport. it set off an alarm at the security checkpoint. they have taken one man into cut custody there. authorities evacuated most of the concourses around 9:30 last night. >>> middle east leaders promise to keep peace talks going after they leave washington. netanyahu and abas plan to work regularly until a deal can b
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. this will cross 270 and head toward wheaton and cross georgia avenue. but that storm is much, much weaker than it was 45 minutes ago, had is good. heaviest storm we could find right now on the montgomery county-howard county border. ant this is moved through highland toward 29 and eventually toward 95 as it pushes of off -- off to the south and east. we'll come back with a full forecast in just a bit. >>> and if the weather does cooperate, you might want to get ready for construction along i-270 in gaithersburg tonight. all four of the southbound lanes will close twice between midnight and 4:00 a.m. south of exit number 10, that's clopper road. this is so crews can put up a new overhead sign in connection with the intercounty connector. each closure is expected to last 15 minutes. >>> let's talk about the rush hour. patranya in the 9 news now traffic center. and has the weather made a difference? >> slowing things down for a few hours during rush hour but now into the later hour of the commute, we're seeing just a cluster on the northwest side of 495. so let's zoom in with a live camera over s
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
at this. high winds blew this tree down on a home in wheaton. you can see the branch is dangling over the deck. the power has been flickering on and off all night long. >> but things have calmed down a bit as of now. so for a quick look at what is going on, let's go to topper shutt. >> we're not talking about any watches or any warnings. we will start with live doppler 9000. there are still some big storms on the delmarva. these are the same storms that prompted all of the warnings earlier tonight. they're headed south of dover. some more showers back to the west in the mountains, but these are going to diminish as they move east. lets me show you titan, because we had some hail damage around leesburg. we showed you pictures earlier. there is video on our website. if you go to our website wusa9.com, go to the forecast page, video of the hail in leesburg and wind damage in wheaton and wind damage also in anne arundel county. almost like summertime tomorrow. it's our first day of fall but it's going to feel like summer. 66-76 for temps. we will come back and talk about the ee kwi knox a
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
air being sucked into the center of the system. that is why it wheaton -- weakened. we anticipate it brushing close to the north carolina coast. locally, we can expect a lot of sunshine, mid 90's. more on that and the holiday forecast coming up. >> thank you. you can't track it any time by logging on to our website, tbd.com inside the weather section. >>> on this wednesday, the top two candidates in the mayor's race in d.c. are going head-to- head. adrian fenty and vincent gray are debating this afternoon in northwest d.c. brianne carter joins us from the site of the debate with a new chapter in the campaign that develop this morning with the release of a poll. >> we are in the home stretch of the primary -- of this with the primary two weeks away. they are going head-to-head. a number of supporters from both campaigns behind me. there's a new poll talking about who may be impacting voters. with the primary less than two weeks away -- [inaudible] >> the candidates are pulling out all the stops. one resident is basing her votes on one issue. sex education is key. i have three chil
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 1:00am EDT
building. more were found at a house in wheaton where lee rented a room. >> had he been able to detonate those devices they would have been lethal certainly to him. clearly the hostages were close enough that they would have been in harm's way. >> reporter: neighbors sele was quiet and kept to himself, they had no idea he had extreme social and political views, a long run ining disagreement wit discovery about programming. officials say the lobby area was designed as a public space and they'd like to see it stay that way. jackie benson, news 4. >>> still to come tonight, another fire on yet another oil platform in the gulf. 13 workers regular cued from the water. >>> another count lines up to report their problems with petco this past summer. >>> and an eight foot shark pulled out of the potomac. >>> redskins out west, the reason we are on right now. and plenty of guys fighting for their jobs. we'll have all the highlights as news 4 in the morning contin >>> some people who live in maryland who are upset with the way petco handled storm outages last summer. the utility company held a pub
NBC
Sep 4, 2010 5:30am EDT
will close five red line stations glenmont, wheaton, forest glen and tacoma. 500 workers will tackle several projects. >> it brings up our safety and new lighting, new platform lighting is going in. >> reporter: metro will make safety improvement ts recommended by the national transportation safety board including track switches. >> you track out both directions, take it out, put a new switch in. it is like an upgraded version of any electrical thing. >> reporter: the largest maintenance project in metro's history. the transit agency said if not on labor day weekend it would be stretched over 150 shutdowns. some riders are not happy about the inconvenience. >> i'm pushed in the corner. what is this safety or three days comfort. my question is can they do it any other way? >> reporter: other riders understand. >> they are going to make it safer and get a lot of work in a small period of time, it is worth the tradeoff. >> reporter: everybody will have to deal with it. >>> metro riders who need a plan "b" can take a free shuttle from the closed stations throughout the labor day weekend. >>> so,
NBC
Sep 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, the closed stops are glenmont, wheaton, forrest glenn, silver springs and tacoma. crews are making track repairs. metro is offering free shuttle service between the stations until the work is finished. the repairs should wrap up before rush hour on tuesday morning. >>> an early voting option is creating a strong turnout at polk stations in the district. d.c. residents can register to vote before they cast their ballots. council chairman vincent gray hit the pavement today to get support before voters went into the polls. michelle reid was wearing green, her support was as a private citizen, not a city official. her wedding was scheduled for today but she recently postponed it. >>> early voting is not just in the district. maryland polls were open for the second day. voters came out early in montgomery conti, prince georges county and about a dozen others across the state. polls will be closed tomorrow but reopen on labor day and continue through next thursday. voting centers are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. >>> after passing along the east coast, tropical storm earl pounded parts of
NBC
Sep 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
. the agency closed five stations while crews work on the track. no stops at glen mont, wheaton, silver spring and tacoma until early thursday morning. crews are upgrading cell phone communication access. metro is offering free schultz bus service between stations. >>> more than 60 aftershocks have been recorded since an earthquake hit new zealand. the company records more than 14,000 earthquakes a year. but only about 150 are felt by residents. we continue to follow that story out of new zealand where an earthquake struck yesterday. >> there is quite significant damage. >> it was a 7.1 magnitude. it ripped a new 11-foot wide fault line in the earth's surface. it struck neither city of christ's church. it's a miracle no one was killed and two people were injured. power and water supplies have been restored. a state of emergency and a curfew have been declared amid concerns of falling debris. >>> well, we may have dontaled a let but nova scotia was pummeled by tropical storm earl. it made landfall saturday. earl brought driving wind and rain, winds over 80 miles per hour. the storm is blamed fo
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
oaks and leesburg and wood bridge. >>> you may want to plan ahead for the red hin. glenmont, wheaton, takoma and forest glen all closed for track word. work is set to open tomorrow. >>> a triple shooting left thee people dead, two people and two teens in the hospital. detectives say a large crowd was gathered around 53rd when they heard gunshots. two teenage girls with along with the man. one victim has life-threatening injuries. so far no arrests. >>> firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a house fire early yesterday morning at a home on minnesota avenue. take a look at this cell phone video. you can see a huge orange ball of flames. the fire was so intense, the roof and porch collapsed. the homeowners were on vacation and no one was hurt. >>> a prince george's county construction worker was recovered after being buried alive. the accident happened shortly before noon outside an apartment building in district height. they believe vibrations from a backhoe caused it to collapse on him. they were able to dig him out to his waist and took rescuers another two hours to dig
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
wednesday. elevators at the wheaton station were fixed. >>> fear about the huge pipeline explosion in san bruno, california this week. >>>vfw workers in virginia found a discarded flag that they tracked back to the civil war era. >>> beautiful day today. i think we'llsee another beautiful day tomorrow. some changes in the forecast? i'll show it to you coming up in just a minute. lindsay? >>> the nationals tried to avoid a sixth straight loss in atlanta. the redski motivated after beating the cowboys and the ravens and jets take a hey, ove, i'm gonna need bank. any ideas? capital one bank. they're everywhere. ♪ yeah, you're right! [ horns honking ] hey, there's one right up the street. [ male announce] capital one bank. the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? ove, go long! >>> investigators are still searching for answers about a natural gaspipeline explosion in california. the 50-year-old pipe ruptured in the city of san bruno last thursday. it ignited a fireball that destroyed nearly au50 homes. four people were killed ask more are still missing. agents with t
FOX
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
that police spent about three hours inside this house on kimberly street in wheaton. off of pliers mill road where they found the four additional devices. it's the last-known address for james lee. the neighbors say the only thing that stood out about lee is the passion for feeding birds in the backyard. one neighbored that it attracted rats and complained to the owner of the house. the police say that lee brought backpacks and boxes into the lobby of the discovery channel where he took the hostages and inside, they found other devices, ski masks, batteries and a second starter pistol. today, ab executive with the discovery singled out the security guard who was held hostage and praised him for being a calming influence and assisting with the negotiations. you may recall when police were talking about the incident yesterday, they knew a shot was fire and the couldn't confirm that any bullets were fired. someone heard a shot or shot. now we know why. it was a starter pistol shooting blanks and they're also looking for a car that they believe belongs to mr. lee but we don't have a description
FOX
Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
.m. to noon. >>> and a reminder about changes on metro's red line. glenmont, wheaton, forest glenn and silver spring stations closed until 5:00 a.m. on tuesday. they are offering bus service between glenmont and fort totten. they are laying new track, in stalling new safety lights and repairing water leaks. >>> the maryland primary is just over a week ago but accusations of election fraud are coming out of prince george's county. candidates there say fake ballots are circulating and they could be against the law. tisha thompson here to explain. >> reporter: candidates often hand out sam poll ballots. for this year o'malley and party put out a pamphlet with the candidates that he endorsed. but there is a similar-looking ballot that some candidates said is all wrong. >> reporter: angela knew something was wrong as soon as the fake ballot arrived. >> it has me listed for candidate of state attorney and for a candidate for the court. >> reporter: on the ballot the democrat has endorsed also brooks for attorney and they look similar but the details give it away. >> and the worse part is this is an
FOX
Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont stations reopen tomorrow at 5:00. >>> metro is staying open late for football fans trying to get home tonight. trains will run until 1 a.m. to help with crowd control. the last train leaves from the largo town center station at 12:24. if you know anybody who is still out there, you might want to call them. the morgan boulevard station will close at 12:27. >>> gary mcgrady is up next with your workweek forecast. >>> plus volunteers across the country are laboring with needle and thread for some of our nation's tiniest heros. we will explain. >>> later the oval office oops you got to see, the uproar over a new rug. we're giving you the news edge on the carpet controversy as we continue.  ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> as you celebrate labor day, troops in afghanistan are on the move and fighting insurgents. members of the 101st airborne division 2nd brigade in kandahar fired mortar shells at a
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that had shotgun shes in them. >> reporter: this man said he saw lee with the two bobs in wheaton. he stood out because he almost gotten in to a fight with lee for handing him a christian care card. >> he tore it to pieces. i wanted to show it to a not to dispose of it. >> you are sure the same guy. >> same guy. same uniform. everybody was scared [ inaudible ] i said no you are going to be a good man if you can change your ways. >> clearly that man was not able to help lee change his ways in time. one thing i want to point out, the police chief says while they were negotiating with lee, they could see he was holding a switch in his hand. it was small and looked like a cell phone with a large antenna and the fear is that he might have been able to activate explosive devices. it did not happen but that just goes to show you one of the many scary variables that negotiators were able to deal with during yesterday's standoff. >> it was scary indeed. >> kristin fisher is live from silver spring. thank you. >>> three people held hostage during yesterday's ordeal are all safe. one hostage was jim m
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
takoma park, silver spring, forest glenn, wheaton and glenmont stations. that work is slated to begin tomorrow night at 10:00. the station should be back open by 5:00 a.m. tuesday. >>> investigators say this morning's fire at the phillips collection was an accident. they believe welders working on the roof of the museum sparked the flames. those flames caused about $250,000 worth of damage in the building which is right off of dupont circle. fortunately nobody was hurt and none of the art was damaged. >> should thank the gods. you can burn up our offices but leave the paintings alone. >> the paintings and permanent collection has nearly 3,000 paintings. >>> the coast guard said tonight it see those signs of oil leaks after another explosion in the gulf of mexico today. a platform blew up about 100 miles off the louisiana coast, that's about 200 miles west of the bp platform that exploded back in april. all 13 crew members were rescued. one person was hurt. the rig's owner, mariner energy of houston, said so far it does not know what caused the explosion. >>> middle east peace talks ap
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. hundreds of came back to pick up items they left. also police searched the wheaton home of james j. lee. >>> strasburg has surgery today and nationals fans are cringing. they are on pins and needles. the pitching phenom will undergo tommy johns surgery in los angeles, and that is to repair a torn ligament. strasburg is not expected back at the mound until 2012 at the earliest. >>> more power problems with metro to tell you about after the break. >>> a power outage has knocked out all as much as to elevators and escalators at the due upon metro station in northwest washington. the situation is open -- the station is open, but this is another example of repeated power outages at the station. riders were forced to climb the 120 step escalators. part of metro's red line will be closed all weekend. starting tonight at tb, metro will close the line from glenmont to fort totten, an it will stay closed until tuesday morning. this way metro crews can do some important track work. metro has set up shuttle bus service between those stations. >>> the virginia dmv wants you to know it is staying ope
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
today. yesterday police searched the home of james j. lee that he rented in wheaton. now police are looking for his car. they hope it will provide them with more evidence as to what set him off to take three employees hostage. security experts say the company appeared prepared for the emergency. >>> have you thought of how your a place of business could handle something lake this happening and what you would do. experts show what us we should do to stay alive in a crisis. >>> big changes on metro starting tonight. we will talk about >>> kenny is in for pat pat tonight. >>> heavy and slow around montgomery village and continuing through germantown. break away at the truck scales. virginia if you are heading west or south on 676 or 95 and 395 for that matter no problems or delays to report the bay bridge toll plaza, no delays, all clear. so it will be a little easy commute this evening. anita, back to you. >> sounds good. >>> parts of metro's red line will be closed all weekend long. starting on the at 10:00 p.m., metro will close the line from glenmont to fort totten an it will s
CBS
Sep 4, 2010 1:35am EDT
stations on the busy red line. that is tacoma, wheaton, glennment and forest glenn. all closed down. crews are doing maintenance and switches along the rail line. we were pretty lucky around here. no effects from earl. but north carolina's outer banks not so fortunate. there was heavy rain, flooded streets, high winds tore apart this peer. didn't leave much behind. right now people are trying to clean up the debris and making sure their homes won't flood later tonight. the storm also created some high surf which is making some other piers feel the pain. >>> the same rip currents will have lifeguards on high alert in ocean city. today waves got as high as 12 feet rushing right up to the sea wall. dozens of people came to watch the show left behind by earl. the coast guard sent out the rescue boat. the crews battle with their lines as they train for trouble. lifeguards are now warning everyone to be cautious throughout the weekend. >>> tomorrow is what we're really worried about. spectacular weekend so people want to go to the beach. they'll go to the beach. the water is still going to be tr
CBS
Sep 4, 2010 6:30pm EDT
stations along the red line. tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont will be closed until tuesday morning at 5:00 a.m. crews will take the timed to some major track maintenance and replace switches on the rail line. >> reporter: bruce, metro is pulling all the stops to make things easier for passengers to deal with this. when they get out they will see signs like this shuttle bus service. actually free. station closed. use free shuttle buses and then plenty of gentleman like the ones and ladies like the ones you see behind me with a vest letting people know where they need to go. everything is going smoothly all things considered. >> metro is offering 3 free shuttle lines to compensate for the closed station. >> it is affecting everyone. we have to -- it is delaying everybody. i'm on my way to work. now i will be -- i don't know how late because i have to take the shuttle bus. >> those shuttles are color- coded. to correspond with the closed station. >> we just moved to town 2 weeks ago? >> yeah. >> we're enjoying walking around. i don't think the metro will affect us. pro
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
work and maintenance work today. so the tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton, and glean glenmont stations are all scheduled to open tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. of course tomorrow is one of the worst traffic days of the year as youngsters across the metropolitan area will be heading back to school. congress goes back in session and the days of summer vacation are pretty much over for us. that means that any break that we have had from roadwork is over, too. so, if you drive in tysons corner, tomorrow you can expect to find a new traffic pattern. the eastbound lanes along route 7 between the dulles toll road and route 123 have shifted to the right. and you can no longer turn left in the middle of a block. now you can only turn left at intersections with traffic signals. it's all part of the dulles metro rail project. >>> you can look for some lanes to be closed between the beltway and telegraph road this week. crews will be hanging new signs and then later this week they will be paving the road in that area. that's all part of the wilson bridge project. >>> well, today may be a h
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